A starfighter pilot in The Last Knight?
It’s not a joke!
Star Wars veteran George Lucas says he’s never seen a character look so good as Kylo Ren.
The actor shared his thoughts about the new Star Wars movie at an awards event for the best new film, Best Picture, at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday.
The Last Jedi, the latest instalment in the Star Wars saga, opens May 25.
In the latest teaser, we learn that Kylo’s ship has been taken by the dark side of the Force, and he’s heading to a secret space station to meet Rey.
“We get to meet a lot of new characters and have a lot to do, and the movie is about to kick off and the excitement is really going to be in the air,” Lucas said.
“It’s going to feel a little bit different from anything else I’ve ever directed.”
He added that he thinks he and co-writer Rian Johnson have created “a wonderful story” and a “great character”.
“I don’t know if it’s a question of whether we’ve created a wonderful character, I just know it’s been created in such a way that it’s fun for me to watch, and that I think the audience will enjoy,” he said.
“There are a lot more fun things to do than just kill somebody,” Lucas added.
If there’s anything that is going to have a positive impact on people’s lives, it’s to take a little gamble.”